The newly equipped Office of the Joint Task Force, JTF, sector three Command code-named “Operation Puolo Shield” Situation Center has been commissioned in Calabar.
The new JTF office built by the immediate past Brigade Commander of the 13 Brigade, Brigadier General Shehu Yusuf, was commissioned on Monday by Yusuf and the new commander of the 13 Brigade, Brigadier General Okudili Azinta in the presence of other service commanders in Cross River State.
Situated in the heart of the 13 Brigade, the new JTF Situation Centre will serve as a meeting point where the officers will meet and strategize on their operations.
Speaking with news men shortly after the commissioning, Brigadier General Shehu Yusuf who is now Director of the Nigerian Army Sport and Physical Exercise, said with the new office, all those who engage in illegal bunkering in Calabar and its environs should relocate.
His words, “Before now most of the people who deal in illegal oil business in Calabar south have relocated, now that there is an office to properly strategize, all the illegal bunkerers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom should move to somewhere else either in Bayelsa or anywhere outside this territory. For their information even though I am going, the new Brigade Commander is coming from the headquarters of Joint Task force”.
The new helmsman at the 13 Brigade, Brigadier Okudili Azinta who until his new appointment was the Chief of Staff, JTF headquarters Yenagoa, said he will consolidate on his predecessor’s effort. He said he will take time to study the new environment even though he had worked in Calabar as a junior officer.
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